Re: [xsl] custom page sequence in xslfo

Subject: Re: [xsl] custom page sequence in xslfo
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 20:46:30 -0400
XSL-FO does not allow one to trigger different page geometries dynamically in the flow, which is what you are trying to do.

However, this is something my customer needed for landscape-oriented tables and I came up with a solution called "PSMI" for "Page Sequence Master Interleave":

This will do what you want, and the end result works with any XSL-FO engine, but there is an intermediate XSLT process that requires one to create the XSL-FO outside of the engine and pass the transformed instance to the engine standalone.

I hope this helps.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken

At 2008-07-31 08:01 -0700, Sarkup Sarkup wrote:

I have an XSLFO question. I have a sample xml file:


I have a common file called images.xsl which is used to style all the images.

My pagelayouts are defined in a base style sheet called base.xsl

Now, I want to create a seperate page layout with different page width and height jsut for the <image> element and call this in the images.xsl style sheet.

I created a seperate <fo:simple-page-master> with the desired page layouts, and a page sequence master in base.xsl.

What I want to really do is create a template with these page layout specifications and call this in images.xsl. Can this be done in xslfo?

Any suggestion/help is appreciated.

Thank you

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